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Range of use

Each bicycle is designed for a specific range of use. This section explains those ranges and the weight limits. The total weight equals the weight of the bicycle + fully geared rider + luggage.

CATEGORY 0

Category 0 cycles are generally 12“ balance bikes and 12“ or 16“ children’s bikes.

 

- For children aged 3 years and up

- Only for use under the supervision of a parent or guardian

- Not permitted on the road

- Not permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 1

Category 1 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of racing bikes or fitness bikes (urban bikes).

 

- Solely for asphalt, concrete or paved roads and paths

- Wheels must be kept in permanent contact with the ground

- Permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for drops, jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 2

Category 2 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of city, trekking, cross-trekking or cargo bikes, as well as 20“ children’s bikes and 24“ junior bikes.

 

 

- Includes category 1, plus surfaced and naturally firm paths with moderate inclines

- Can be ridden down steps of up to 15 cm / 5.9“, e.g. kerbs

- Not permitted in competitions

- Not suitable for jumps or acrobatics

CATEGORY 3

Category 3 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for cross-country, marathon and touring use, plus bikes in the cyclo-cross and all-track segments.

 

 

- Includes categories 1 and 2, plus rough trails with small obstacles, and unsurfaced routes that require good riding technique

- Permitted in competitions

- Drops and jumps permitted up to a max. height of 60 cm / 23.6“ (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

CATEGORY 4

Category 4 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for all-mountain use.

 

 

- Includes categories 1, 2 and 3

- Larger obstacles and higher speeds require increased riding skills

- Permitted in competitions

- Drops and jumps permitted up to a max. height 120 cm / 47.2“ (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

CATEGORY 5

Category 5 cycles are generally bikes, pedelecs and S-pedelecs in the style of mountain bikes designed for enduro/freeride/downhill use.

 

 

- Includes categories 1, 2, 3 and 4, plus very fast and very demanding terrain with extreme inclines

- Very high demands on riding skill

- Permitted in competitions

- Long drops and jumps permitted (with appropriate riding technique)

- Not suitable for acrobatics

WARNING

If a bicycle is subjected to higher loads than recommended by us in the respective category, this can lead to damage to the material and even to breakage. A damaged bike is no longer controllable and can cause serious injuries. Please use your bike only in the area of use recommended by GHOST. If you are unsure about that, please contact our service team.

 

*MAX. ALLOWED TOTAL WEIGHT

**MAX. ALLOWED TOTAL RIDER'S WEIGHT